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Shia LaBeouf: Now Starring in 'Star Wars,' 'The Avengers' and '2001,' Thanks to the Internet

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<p>In March 2015, <span data-scayt_word="LaBeouf" data-scaytid="10">LaBeouf</span>&nbsp;reunited with #<span data-scayt_word="IAMSORRY" data-scaytid="1">IAMSORRY</span> collaborators<strong> <span data-scayt_word="Nastja" data-scaytid="2">Nastja</span> Sade <span data-scayt_word="Ronkko" data-scaytid="3">Ronkko</span></strong> and<strong> Luke Turner</strong>&nbsp;to <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shia-labeouf-livestreams-his-heartbeat-782788" target="_blank"><span data-scayt_word="livestream" data-scaytid="34">livestream</span> his heartbeat for a week</a>. &quot;When people say, &#39;listen to your heart,&#39; they are urging us to turn in to the loving side of our selves; the imaginative, the intuitive, the compassionate, the inner wisdom we all possess. They are telling us to listen to our passion,&quot; read a statement from <span data-scayt_word="LaBeouf" data-scaytid="60">LaBeouf</span> and his collaborators. &ldquo;With our physical distance collapsed by the networks, that innermost and most intimate of rhythms will be rendered immediate on our digital screens. Like cats have whiskers, we too are born with a guidance system: our heart. It is our inner GPS, our map, and our guide. It promises to lead us down the path of maximum fulfillment. If you #<span data-scayt_word="FollowMyHeart" data-scaytid="62" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">FollowMyHeart</span>, it may lead to yours.&rdquo;</p>
"Just do it!"

Someone clearly needs to tell Shia LaBeouf that anger leads to the dark side. As part of an art project that has seen the Transformers and Nymphomaniac artist transported into a variety of different settings as he delivers a surreal inspirational speech, he's become the most aggressive Jedi ever seen.

Students at London's Central Saint Martins art school shot LaBeouf performing a series of speeches against a green screen before making the footage available via a Creative Commons Non-Commercial license — essentially inviting the Internet to do whatever they wanted with the footage. Suffice to say, the Internet rose to the challenge and ensured that Shia entered into moments of cinematic history.

Portions of LaBeouf's performance have been inserted in The Empire Strikes Back, The Avengers, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Seven, among other films. He's also been transported into a TED Talk, a home shopping commercial and turned into the most annoying friend who dropped in out of nowhere with no warning.

Some of the many videos are below. There's been no Shia meets Shia in Transformers that we've seen yet, but surely it's only a matter of time.

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